Bentley curling season wrap up

A number of changes were passed at the Bentley Curling Club’s spring wind-up meeting March 29.

A two-hour time limit for eight-end games will be enforced by using the sounding of a bell ahead of time and then only allowing teams to finish the end they are playing and one more. It is hoped that will speed up play.

Motions passed included raising the price of drinks 50 cents across the board and raising the price of bonspiel entries by $20 across the board except for the Ma & Pa ’Spiel. Increasing the cost of memberships will be discussed again in the fall but the feeling was that they have to be raised as well as curling appears cheap in Bentley when compared to many other places.

League winners were announced. League winning team members will receive embroidered jackets.

Monday Senior League champ was the team of Ralph Scarlett, Marilyn Lutwick, and Bob and Linda Forsyth.

Monday Men’s League champ was the Norm Rieu team with Wes Hawkings, Colin Scholze and Don Bridge.

The Wednesday Mixed League champion team was Cecil Galloway, Jim Morris, Doris Leach, Arnold Kubista.

Thursday League champ was Dennis and Laurie Duncan, and Rob and Elsie Sanders.

The number of bonspiel entries overall was down but the club still ran at a marginal profit. The club is sitting all right financially. Membership dropped slightly. It seems to be “a sign of the times” as the executive felt curling tends to be down all over in the area.

Bonspiel dates were set for next year.

Nominations were held for directors. Directors for the 2011-2012 season will be Norm Rieu, Lynda Haarstad-Petten, Martin Wilson, Tilly McKenzie, Colin Scholze, Lisa Holman and new directors Urs Mueller, Kyle Brink, and Dennis Duncan replacing Dwight Homan, Harvey Brink and Mary Carver. Executive positions will be filled from within the directors.

A draw to the button contest was held with Klaas Brink the eventual winner.